[OSGeo-Discuss] PAPERS OF FOSS4G 2009

Landon Blake lblake at ksninc.com
Tue Sep 21 16:18:56 PDT 2010

I appreciate the concerns on the part of those that submit articles.
However, the OSGeo Journal, for example, is put together by a team of
volunteer editors. 

It is hard to make publication commitments when you are working with a
team of volunteers.

Maybe we need to make this aspect of the OSGeo Journal clear to authors
that submit an article. It may not be the best article for articles that
critically depend on hard publication dates.

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[mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Simon Cropper
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 4:52 PM
To: massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch; OSGeo Discussions
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] PAPERS OF FOSS4G 2009

On Tuesday 21 September 2010 12:52:55 am Massimiliano Cannata wrote:
> Dear OSGeo community,
> I'm writing this mail to aknowledge the OSGeo community about a very
> negative situation that happened.
> As you may know, in Sydney, the selection process for the Accademic
> Track session was based on the paper review by a scientific committee.
> The web site, promoted that the selected papers were going to be
> published by a reputed journal. For this reason several persons (at
> least myself) submitted their works and could afford the costs of the
> conference (my director approved the cost saying, "well if you will
> a publication is ok..").
> After more then one year, Thierry Badard, the person that take in
> the task to find the editor for the papers do not produced anything.
> only send two mails in one year writing that He will come out with
> very soon!! (still waiting).
> I think that this is not positive for the FOSS4G conference and the
> accademic community that work with OSGeo project.
> But, apart of this acknowledge, with this e-mail I formally ask that
> paper is retired from any future pubblication, so that I can try on
> myself to submit this paper to another journal.
> I just would like to remind that writing paper is time expensive and
> that young scientists needs publication and counted on these too, and
> that if someone is not able to perform a task should simply not take
> charge the responsibility.
> Regards,
> Massimiliano


I agree. Papers submitted to journals should be published in a timely

Publishers should be forthright with authors and provide clear
time lines PRIOR to accepting articles.

Cheers Simon

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